Wednesday , January 27 2021

Study says genetics plays a role in coffee or tea preference



Tea or coffee? The taste appears to be partially determined by genetics, according to a study conducted by the British and published in the journal Nature.

"The study used a very large sample, "to demonstrate that" the perception of bitter influences the consumption of tea and coffee"said Daniel Liang-Dar Hwang of the Australian University of Brisbane, co-author of the study.

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Paradoxically, the people most sensitive to the bitter taste of coffee were the ones who drank the most.

This "suggests that coffee consumers develop a taste or ability to detect caffeine," said study co-author Marilyn Cornelis, a professor of preventive medicine.

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